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of ronald reagan and tip o'neill who were about as far apart politically as you could get, but they were able to come together and find common ground on some of the thorny issues that existed economically in the 1980s. that's not happening today because so many of the politicians view these issues as defining who they are personally. they take it personally, and that's a problem right now. don't you think? >> yeah, i think so. i also think that we're at a very different moment. when we talk about the kind of spending back then, we were arguing a lot about defense spending under ronald reagan. >> absolutely. >> we really needed to be arguing more about entitlement spending, which never got taken care of. now we have this huge, huge problem where people expect so much. they've been promised things. that's what makes it extremely difficult. >> let's face it. the stakes are much, much higher now. the zeros we're talking about -- >> are huge. >> have a "t" in front of them. we're talking trillions of dollars on an annual basis right now. by the way, more of steve's interview in the coming 30
know what tax revenue did under ronald reagan? it went up 100% even though they cut taxes dramatically. tax revenue doubled in eight years. don't forget, you can catch the vice presidential debate tomorrow night here on cnbc beginning at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. >> let's go to jackie deangelis with this market flash. >> good afternoon, guys. taking a look at shares of walmart. of course, it hit record highs earlier in the session. coming off just a little bit. despite the fact that earlier the cfo reiterated fiscal 2013 sales guidance, maybe investors were looking for him to boost that up. he did reduce cap ex spending for 2013. the new reach, 12 to $13 billion. that could have something to do with it as well. the stock still higher on the day. just a little bit of a selloff. bill. >> i think those costco numbers helped the retailers today as well. a lot of the big box retailers doing well today. we're headi ining toward the cl. about 25 minutes left. we're hovering near the lows of the session with the dow down more than 130 points. >> the latest big company raising its dividend. why i
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